Thursday, July 19, 2012

in which on thursday i'm in red


When I was taking these photos a jogger came out of the woods and gave me the strangest look.  Or maybe she was just overexerting herself.  Either way, jogging in the woods is much more normal behavior around here than taking pictures of your face in a parking lot.  I need a yard... 

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(dress: vintage; shoes: seychelles)

This dress is one of my favorites that I snatched up for the shop.  I bought it months ago but it was a lot longer and frumpier and had giant shoulderpads.  Now that it is shorter, I just love it!  And no, I am not even remotely pregnant, although I know the dress kind of makes me look bump-y.  (Now that I think about it, I wonder if this is actually meant to be a maternity dress??)  But whatever.  It's loose and forgiving and has awesome buttons and is so bright and fun for summer!

Tonight I plan to do some ironing and altering and movie-watching.  It's been a long, tiring week, and I'm ready to relax (yes, I know I say that every week).  K and I had plans to go to Montreal this weekend but we might have to put that on hold until after pay day next week--we shall see.  I'm trying to be really good about saving and I always give in to the pressures of fun summer road trips and al fresco dinners on beautiful evenings... MUST. RESIST.

Oh, and in case you didn't notice, I'm trying to bring back the ponytail.  I hear the topknot is on its way out, and I need an easier updo alternative anyway.  Topknots cause me endless frustration.  I usually fail miserably (whining and bellowing all the while) on my first five tries and then a) give up and put on a hat, b) give up and resort to a ponytail, or c) give up and leave the knot looking pathetically mangled.


  1. It's Thursday and I'm wearing red tooooo. Great minds. I love this dress the loose fit and button upfront is perfect! Roadtripping Is really fun in the summertime hopefully you guys can go!

  2. and I was just thinking the other day how I never see you with a ponytail and how its the only thing I seem to be able to handle these days with the heat. I like it!

  3. Ummm... you forgot point c. :)

  4. So pretty! Lovely post :)

  5. Oh this outfit pics almost make me cry because of you dress! I had one similar when I was a little little girl, back in the 80's, but in green... And it brings me such a great memories... thank you :)

  6. I love your ponytail! I can never make mine look so sleek. As a frizzy/curly haired girl I don't think I could wean myself off of topknots even if I tried, haha.

    This dress is so perfect on you! I don't think it makes you look bump-ish at all. It looks so comfy!

  7. I really love this red dress on you! I don't think it looks maternity-ish. It's cute! I also love your ponytail.

  8. I love the color of this dress. Looks great. Also I'm a fan of the high pony tail. I noticed it in your first picture right away. You rock it.